Raith Rovers 

Queen of the South 

Saturday 12th September 2015

 Stark’s Park

Kick off: 3.00pm 

Admission Information: 

 Adults – £18

Concessions* – £9

Student/Jobseeker** – £12

*Concessions are under 16, over 65 and disabled.

**Student/jobseeker tickets must be purchased at the main ticket office . Valid proof of entitlement and photographic I.D must be shown.

Information for Away supporters:

Adults pay cash at the turnstile and will be housed in the Key-Tech stand. All concessions must purchase tickets at the ticket pod. which is located at the rear of the McDermid Stand. Programmes and 50/50 tickets can also be purchased at the ticket pod.

Match Preview:

After two defeats to the Championship favourites over the last two weekends, Raith Rovers will hope to get back to winning ways this Saturday, when they welcome James Fowler’s Queen of the South side to Stark’s Park.

Queens have made a fine start to the season, and currently reside in third place in the league table, although Raith have a 100% home record this season, a sequence which includes a victory over Premiership high-flyers Hamilton last month.

James Fowler was forced into a sizeable rebuilding job over the summer, after a number of clubs swooped for the players who did such a fine job of leading the Dumfries club to the play-off’s last season. This led to the loss of stalwarts such as Mark Durnan to Dundee United, Gavin Reilly to Hearts, Kenny Holt to Dundee and Danny Carmichael to Hibernian.

However, the affects of this have been offset with the arrival of no-less than 14 players at Palmerston Park, including former Hearts striker Gary Oliver, ex-Dundee forward, Paul Heffernan, and last season’s top- goalscorer at Raith Rovers, Ryan Conroy.

However, it’s possibly been the signing of teenager, Jordan Marshall who has caught the eye the most from this season’s crop of acquisitions, with the 18-year-old making an assured start to his senior career at left-back, after leaving Carlisle United.

While Raith have a fine home record this season, Queens have an equally impressive record on their travels, with two wins from two after trips to Dumbarton and Livingston. They also took nine points from twelve from the four league meetings last season, although Rovers did win the last of those, after a double from Mark Stewart and a Lewis Vaughan goal led the Kirkcaldy side to a 3-0 win in March.

Queen of the South lead the recent head-to-head figure, with six wins from the last ten meetings, compared to Rovers four, and you have to go back a long way to find a draw between these two teams, 17 games and five years ago to be exact, when they battled to a no-scoring stalemate at Stark’s Park in April 2010.

Saturday afternoon’s match referee will be Kevin Clancy.

Head-to-Head League Record at Stark’s Park:

Raith Rovers Wins: 26 | Queen of the South Wins: 16 | Draws: 8

Raith Rovers Goals: 95 | Queen of the South Goals: 56

Current Form:

Raith Rovers: L- L- W- W- L- L

Queen of the South: W- L- W- L- L- L

Top Goalscorers:

Raith Rovers: Kyle Benedictus 2 | Mark Stewart 2 | Lewis Vaughan 2

Queen of the South: Derek Lyle 5 | Iain Russell 3 | Ryan Conroy 2

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 85/40 | Queen of the South: 5/4 | Draw: 5/2

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